The choc bunnies are on sale and the Easter long weekend feels like a long time ago…but ANZAC day is only around the corner and now is the time to understand and plan for this holiday now. 

Paying staff on a Public Holiday

For more on the requirements to pay staff who are either; working on a public holiday, or usually work on the day a public holiday falls and are instead electing to not work that day, please see; https://acapmag.com.au/2021/03/easter-is-here-public-holiday-review/

Standard Public Holiday

In all States and territories (except NT) Sunday 25/4/2021 will be a Public Holiday for ANZAC Day – with the usual trading restrictions and penalty rates applicable for work done on this day.

Additional and Substitute Day

  • ACT
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
    • Monday 26/4/2021 is declared an ANZAC Additional Public Holiday
  • NSW
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • NT
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is not a public holiday
    • Monday 26/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • QLD
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is not a public holiday
    • Monday 26/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • SA
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is not a public holiday
    • Monday 26/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • TAS
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • VIC
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
  • WA
    • Sunday 25/4/2021 is declared the ANZAC Public Holiday
    • Monday 26/4/2021 is declared an ANZAC Additional Public Holiday

More Information

Here to Help

ACAPMA members are reminded that ACAPMA has a series of resources from Quick Reference Guides to template letters and investigation and reporting checklists that can assist with ensuring compliant and consistent responses in this area, and can call on the advice and support of the ACAPMA Employment Professionals via employment@acapma.com.au .

HR Highlights are things to consider, implement and watch out for in your business.

They are provided as general advice and you should seek further advice on your situation by emailing employment@acapma.com.au it’s free for members.

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Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM &IR)
Executive Manager Employment and Training
ACAPMA